Plastic Technologies Joins Forces with HRSflow and Ermo
Plastic Technologies, Inc. (PTI), Hpolland, OH/USA, has teamed up with HRSflow, San Polo di Piave, Italy, a manufacturer of high-precision hot-runners for injection molds and Ermo, Marcillé-La-Ville, France, a moldmaker specializing in thin-wall containers, caps and closures and medical applications, to provide turnkey commercialization path for single-serve beverage/food capsules.
With interest in single-serve capsules for a broad variety of beverage and food products on an upward growth trajectory, the ability to provide a turnkey path to commercialization is becoming increasingly important. The collaboration will make it easier for brand owners to develop new capsules, validate resins, confirm barrier properties and improve speed-to-market.
The initiative is in keeping with the results of a recent study done by PTI which uncovered significant performance and barrier differences in capsules used for coffee and other applications. The results made it clear that brand owners need to have a better understanding of capsule structures and their impact on taste and barrier (oxygen, water vapor transmission rates). Creating an improved supply-chain infrastructure, by offering fast material evaluation is one way to address those issues.
Plastic Technologies, Inc. (PTI)
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